I am quite sure some of you have experienced the bx error when you try to upload a new blogger template. I have encountered this problem with my other blog and have found a way on how to fix this. When someone ask me on how to fix this, my reply is always to clear their offline data, cache and cookies. Unfortunately this fix will not work on most users. A specific example of this problem where many users were complaining and the number of comments reached to 788 (and couting) is the Ads Theme Template by EblogTemplates
Sample of these BX error codes are:
- First of all, try to upload your new template in the Layout>Edit HTML section of your dashboard. Not all templates have been affected by this issue, so it is advisable to check before attempting to edit your template significantly. If you do receive a bX-error code when trying to upload your template, you should proceed to step 2.
- If your new template is an XML file (with the .xml entension), browse to where this is located on your computer and right click the file. Choose to open with Notepad (or your favorite basic text editor). If your template is contained within a text file (for you to copy and paste into the template editor), simply open this with your text editor.
- Search for every instance of b:widget id= in your template, for example:
- b:widget id='Header1'
- b:widget id='Blog1'
- b:widget id='Label1'
- b:widget id='HTML1'
Replace each of these IDs with the next number up. For example, Header1 should become Header2; Blog1 should become Blog2, HTML3 should become HTML4 and so on.
- Once you have changed each and every instance of widget id to a different number, you should save the template under a slightly different file name (to be aware of your altered file). If this is an XML file, be sure to save with the XML extension.
- Now you have made these changes, attempt to upload your file again in the Layout>Edit HTML section of your Blogger dashboard. Now you should not receive the error code and will be able to upload your template.
The reason why the bx-XXXX error occurs when you upload a template is because the Blogger developers changed the way template editor accepts certain third party code. They have seen a lot of data corruption due to 'bad templates'.
Click here if you want to read the original post from Amanda of BloggerBuster.